The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a modern classic that captures the dizzying highs and crushing lows of growing up. Starring Logan Lerman, Emma Watson and Ezra Miller, The Perks of Being… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: February 12, 2013
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a heartfelt and sincere adaptation that's bolstered by strong lead performances.

Ian Buckwalter
The Atlantic

Perks seems like the work of a much more experienced director, maintaining fidelity to the source material without sacrificing any cinematic qualities, triggering genuine sentimentality and nostalgia through interaction between sound and image.

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Guy Lodge
Time Out

Watson holds her own with a character more annoying on paper than in reality, but it's the boys who most impress ...

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James Luxford
The National

Satisfying enough to delight younger audience members, and maybe win over a few older ones, too.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Sensitive teens and their older kin who pine for the '90s may want to take it for a spin on the dance floor.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

It's an earnest indie about a troubled teen, Charlie (Logan Lerman), and his various troubled confederates -- but it does demonstrate that Watson can stand on her own.

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Eric D. Snider

It's been a while since a movie captured so colorfully the comedy, tragedy, angst, and exuberance of adolescence.

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John Anderson

Regardless of the viewer's proximity to his or her own high school experience, "Perks" seems to get it right, precisely because it's not about a specific time or place.

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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

High school can be hell, but Stephen Chbosky's engaging new film argues that anyone can get by with a little help from their friends.

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Violet Lucca
Film Comment Magazine

"Like real teenagers, Watson and Miller convincingly move from glowing objects of desire to comic relief to deeply troubled human beings."

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Flixster Audience Score: 89% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
Dealing with the problems of approaching adulthood in high school, friendship, love and a whole bunch of themes more could make for a horribly dry or… More
Alex roy
The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a terrific and highly entertaining drama film with a great cast. I've seen plenty of dramas in the past year or so, but… More
Film Crazy
A beautifully sad yet brilliant masterpiece. I might have preferred a little more depth to my characters rather than simply scratching the surface. But… More
Daniel Mumby
In my review of Westworld two years ago, I spoke about the perils of novelists turning their hand to filmmaking. I argued that since "novelists are so… More
Cynthia S.
Loved the cast in this movie. Loved the music in this movie. Loved the feel of this movie. Let's face it!! I just LOVED this movie!! ;)
Drake Tsui
It starts out feeling rather mundane as far as the genre goes (Teen, coming of age) but picks up quickly as Miller and Watson's characters are introduced,… More